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Latest publication: Air transport 2022, February

Published: 26 May 2021

Number of passengers at Finnish airports multiplied in April 2021

According to Statistics Finland, altogether 154,783 passengers flew through Finnish airports in April 2021, which was 512 per cent more than twelve months earlier. The exceptionally high relative growth in passenger numbers is due to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago which temporarily closed air traffic altogether. There were 114,360 passengers at Helsinki Airport and a total of 40,423 passengers at other domestic airports. Helsinki Airport accounted for 74 per cent of all passengers at domestic airports.

Number of passengers at Finnish airports by month in 2019 to 2021

Number of passengers at Finnish airports by month in 2019 to 2021

In April 2021, the number of passengers at Helsinki Airport increased by 433 per cent and the combined number of passengers at other domestic airports grew by 968 per cent compared to April 2020. Despite the high growth rates, the number of air traffic passengers was still around 90 per cent lower than in April 2019.

Of the passengers 50 per cent came from international flights and 50 per cent from domestic flights. The share of passengers on international flights was 66 per cent at Helsinki Airport and three per cent in total at other domestic airports.

In April 2021, air freight and mail transport totalled 10,252 tonnes, which was 31 per cent more than one year earlier. In total, 99.7 per cent of the tonnes passed through Helsinki Airport and 99 per cent were transported in traffic between Finland and foreign countries. Altogether 5,344 tonnes of the transported volume of goods were outgoing and 4,908 tonnes were incoming.

Source: Transport and Tourism, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Jukka Tuominen 029 551 3635, Sami Lahtinen 029 551 3207,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 26.05.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Air transport [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1847. April 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 6.7.2022].
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